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Klondike Race Draws Teams from Alaska, Canada
Get a couple runners together in Juneau this time of year and you'll inevitably hear one question: Are you running the Klondike?
JUNEAU- Get a couple runners together in Juneau this time of year and you'll inevitably hear one question: Are you running the Klondike?
The 110-mile Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay commemorates the 1898 Gold Rush stampede to the Yukon. It's known for its challenging terrain, pretty scenery and party atmosphere once all 10 stages are run.
The race starts Friday in Skagway with the slower teams taking off first. It finishes Saturday in Whitehorse, Canada.
Competitors run all night. Stages range from a distance of about 6 miles to about 16 miles, with the first two climbing from sea level to about 3,300 feet before descending.
Team members take turns running different legs.
Most teams registered for this year's race are either from Alaska or the Yukon.